Karin Grundström

Karin Grundström holds a PhD in architecture and is a senior lecturer at the Dept. of Urban Studies. She researches sustainable urban development with a focus on housing and urban design as both planning practice and everyday lived experience. Current research includes "stråk" as a planning approach to connect the segregated city and life-style housing for the glocalized elite. Karin brings to CRUSH knowledge of housing as materially and socially constructed.

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Carina Listerborn

Carina Listerborn is Professor in Urban Planning, with special competence in social perspectives on sustainable urban development and public spaces. Listerborns research is interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary. She supervises five PhD students in various disciplines and is the chair of the research education of Migration, Urbanisation and Societal Change at Malmö University. Carina brings into CRUSH gender aspects, and knowledge of everyday life, spatial politics and urban conflicts.

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Guy Baeten

Guy Baeten is Professor in Human Geography with research interests in urban planning, political ecology and large-scale urban developments. He has published ‘Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning’ (Springer, 2012, with Tuna Tasan-Kok). He has published 19 peer- reviewed articles and book chapters and is involved in the FP7 projects ENTITLE and SEFIRA. Guy offers CRUSH long-standing international research experience and competence in urban planning issues.

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Brett Christophers

Brett Christophers is an associate professor of social and economic geography. He has particular expertise in the political economy of housing and urban life more broadly. The author of three books and of numerous articles in top-tier international journals – including a recent synoptic paper on the political economy of the Swedish housing system – Brett brings to CRUSH a deep knowledge of international and national political economy.

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Henrik Gutzon Larsen

Henrik Gutzon Larsen is a human geographer educated at the universities of Cambridge and Copenhagen. He specialises in questions about power and space, particularly in relation to urban politics and change. Apart from his theoretical and empirical insights into questions of housing and urban politics, Larsen brings to CRUSH experience in historical-geographical methodologies. His work is published in leading international journals as well as in national anthologies and popular publications. Larsen worked previously at the University of Aalborg.

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Mattias Kärrholm

Mattias Kärrholm is Professor in architectural theory. His research deals with territoriality, the use of public space, materiality, actor-network theory, and everyday life. He has published articles in a wide range of international scientific journals, and in 2012 he published the book Retailising Space on Ashgate. Mattias brings knowledge about architecture, urban design, and society and space to the project.

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Irene Molina

Irene Molina is Professor in Human Geography, in the specialty of Settlements and Built Environment. Her main research areas are urban and housing studies, segregation, housing policy, social sustainability in urban development, power relations and the intersections between race, class and gender. Molina has a vast experience in leading interdisciplinary working teams, organizing international conferences, collaborating with colleagues in several countries, supervising PhD candidates, and establishing both national and international networks.

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Anders Lund Hansen

Anders Lund Hansen is associate professor and deputy head of department. Main research interests: political economy, urban political geography, housing and visual methodologies. He is the author of many international publications – including a recent paper on changes in the Danish association based housing system. He is currently an elected committee member of the International Critical Geography Group, and for eight years he has been a board member in the Danish non-profit housing sector – Anders brings to CRUSH a broad international network and deep knowledge of Scandinavian housing.

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Ove Sernhede

Ove Sernhede is professor at Gothenburg University, at the Centre for Urban Studies and The Departement for pedagogy, communication and education. He has been involved in research on different aspects of youth, music, the city and social mobilization.  He brings into CRUSH knowledge related to youth, culture, and learning related to patterns of segregation and social exclusion in the divided metropolitan cites of contemporary Sweden.

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Catharina Thörn

Catharina Thörn is a senior lecturer and researcher in cultural studies/sociology. She has for a long time worked in the intersection between housing policies (with homelessness) and urban renewal. She is currently working with research on large urban development projects and social sustainability. To CRUSH, besides her research background, she brings a long experience of working with stakeholders and civil society.

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Vítor Peiteado Fernández

Vítor Peiteado Fernández is a PhD student within CRUSH at the universities of Malmö and Roskilde. He holds a Master in Sustainable Urban Management by Malmö University and a Master in Political Science by University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. His PhD project focuses on the politicisation by grassroots social movements of housing issues, the redefinition of the right to housing and its importance in the struggle for the right to the city.

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Emil Pull

Emil Pull is a PhD candidate within CRUSH at the universities of Malmö and Roskilde. He took his Master in Human Geography at Lunds University, after studies in a range of subjects including political science, philosophy and economics. His PhD project focuses on the production of displacement in a shifting Swedish housing regime.

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Maria Persdotter

Maria Persdotter is a PhD student in Urban Studies. Her research explores conflicts over informal tent camps, and the politics of homelessness among poor and racialised so-called ”EU-migrants” in present-day Sweden. Maria has a background in Gender Studies and Geography, and has previously attended Lund University (Lund, Sweden) and Simon Fraser University (Burnaby/Vancouver, Canada). Her academic and interest include feminist- and critical theory, studies of racism and nationalism, and feminist methodologies.

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Ann Rodenstedt

Ann Rodenstedt is a researcher in human geography at the Institute of housing and urban research (IBF) at Uppsala University. Her research focuses on the segregation and avoidance behaviours of the upper middle class and the development of new conceptual housing and gated communities in Sweden. She defended her PhD thesis in February 2015 and is currently employed as a postdoc within CRUSH.

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Ståle Holgersen

Ståle Holgersen is currently on a three-year post-doc scholarship (Wallanderstipendiat) at IBF, Uppsala University. He defended his PhD-thesis – The Rise (and Fall?) of Post-Industrial Malmö. Investigations of city-crisis dialectics – in human geography at Lund University 2014. After submitting his Master's thesis at University of Bergen, Norway, in 2007 he worked three years as a city planner in the municipality of Bergen. Research interests include urban planning and development, social and economic geography and sustainable development. He has conducted research on cities in Sweden, Norway and UK.

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